I am deliberately choosing to love.
I am choosing to focus on the "Helpers"...the men and women who rush in to save, attend to and bear witness to tragedy.
I am choosing to see all the goodness that exists. I am not diminished by lighting my brothers and sisters candles.
I am choosing the path of peace.
I am choosing to extend my hand in fellowship.
I care about every living breathing thing on this planet.
My heart breaks in the face of tragedy.
I am comforted by the faith that lifts me up and moves me forward.
I do not and cannot make sense of the violence in Boston, Newtown, Afghanistan, Somalia, Chicago, New Haven.
I intend to cry at every loss.
I intend to pray for all.
I intend to walk in peace, justice and love.
I believe in the goodness of the world and those that call her home.